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In the weeks leading up to Monday, September 18, 2017, we encouraged individuals to share resources as part of the Understanding Race After Charlottesville initiative, a collaborative effort between the American Anthropological Association, the American Historical Association, the American Sociological Association, and the Society for Applied Anthropology. The resources collected through that effort are accessible on the page below and it is our hope that they will continue to provide anthropologists and others with the tools they need to have open and fact-based conversations about race in their communities.
We know that at a minimum, accurate information and knowledge are essential if we are to realize a just world. Misinformation, disinformation, and distortion are enemies of social justice. Understanding Race After Charlottesville is our opportunity to turn around the state of utter confusion being promulgated by the least responsible of leadership and disseminated by the least accountable of sources.
Additional resources you may find helpful include “Teaching Resources for Difficult Times” from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Charlottesville Syllabus, a resource created by the University of Virginia Graduate Students' Coalition to be used to educate readers about the long history of white supremacy in Charlottesville.
Resources offered by our partners:
The American Historical Association
The American Sociological Association
and the Society for Applied Anthropology.